Sébastien Besson

Sébastien Besson
Office:
3-5 Rue du Conseil-Général
PO Box 552
CH-1211
City:
Geneva
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 22 809 62 00
Fax:
+41 22 809 62 01

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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Sébastien Besson is a partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a leading international arbitration firm based in Geneva. He represents companies before arbitral tribunals and state courts in commercial disputes, and serves as arbitrator.

Sébastien Besson has acted as chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator, counsel or legal expert in numerous international arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules, and in different jurisdictions.

The nature of such cases, among others, includes joint ventures and industrial cooperation, agency and distribution, sales contracts, licensing, construction, finance and sport-related disputes.

Sébastien Besson has published extensively on arbitration. Notably he has co-authored (with Professor Jean-François Poudret) the well-known treatise Comparative Law of International Arbitration (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2007).

Sébastien Besson is a part-time professor at the University of Neuchâtel and he has taught several courses on arbitration and settlement of commercial disputes, including in the Geneva master in international disputes settlement programme (www.mids.ch).

Sébastien Besson was educated at Lausanne University, where he received his doctorate in Law, and at Columbia University (New York), from where he holds an LLM.

He is fluent in French and English, and has good knowledge of German.

WWL says: Sébastien Besson is "an excellent arbitrator" whom one impressed commentator refers to as "one of the very best".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Arbitration

Sébastien Besson is a partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a leading international arbitration firm based in Geneva. He represents companies before arbitral tribunals and state courts in commercial disputes, and serves as arbitrator.

Sébastien Besson has acted as counsel, legal expert, sole arbitrator, chairman or party-appointed arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules, and in different jurisdictions.

The nature of such cases, among others, includes M&A and shareholders’ disputes, as well as joint venture, industrial cooperation, trade finance, sales, agency and distribution, banking and finance, energy, pharmaceutical, construction and sport-related disputes.

Sébastien Besson has published extensively on arbitration. Notably he has co-authored (with Professor Jean-François Poudret) the well-known treatise Comparative Law of International Arbitration (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2007).

Sébastien Besson is a part-time professor at the University of Neuchâtel and he has taught several courses on arbitration and settlement of commercial disputes including in the Geneva master in international disputes settlement programme (www.mids.ch).

Sébastien Besson was educated at Lausanne University, where he received his doctorate in law, and at Columbia University (New York), from where he holds an LLM.

He is fluent in French and English, and has good knowledge of German.

WWL says: The “outstanding” Sébastien Besson enjoys a great reputation as “one of the very top practitioners and academics on arbitration in Switzerland”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Litigation

Sébastien Besson is a partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a leading international arbitration firm based in Geneva. He represents companies before arbitral tribunals and state courts in commercial disputes, and serves as arbitrator (chairman, sole and co-arbitrator) under a variety of rules.

Sébastien Besson has significant experience in dealing with disputes relating to, among other fields, joint ventures and industrial cooperation, agency and distribution, sales, M&A and shareholders’ agreements, licensing, construction, banking and finance, energy, pharmaceuticals and sports.

Sébastien Besson has published extensively on international dispute resolution and arbitration. Notably he has co-authored (with Professor Jean-François Poudret) the well-known treatise Comparative Law of International Arbitration (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2007).

Sébastien Besson is a part-time professor at the University of Neuchâtel and he has taught several courses on arbitration and settlement of commercial disputes including in the Geneva master in international disputes settlement programme (www.mids.ch).

Sébastien Besson was educated at Lausanne University, where he received his doctorate in law, and at Columbia University (New York), from where he holds an LLM.

He is fluent in French and English and has good knowledge of German.

WWL says: Sébastien Besson is a highly experienced lawyer and one of Switzerland's leading names in litigation.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Sports & Entertainment

Sébastien Besson is a partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a leading arbitration and litigation firm. He represents companies before arbitral tribunals and state courts in commercial and sport disputes.

He has acted as counsel or legal expert in several Court of Arbitration for Sport's procedures, including high-profile and complex cases (eg, Juventus v ChelseaAdamu v FIFAKarpov Inc v FIDEFIFA v Platini).
Sébastien Besson has published extensively on arbitration and the resolution of sport disputes. Notably he has co-authored (with Professor Jean-François Poudret) the well-known treatise Comparative Law of International Arbitration (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2007).

Sébastien Besson is a part-time professor at the University of Neuchâtel, where he teaches courses on the resolution of sports disputes and sport contracts.

Sébastien Besson was educated at Lausanne University, where he received his doctorate in law, and at Columbia University (New York), from where he holds an LLM.

He is fluent in French and English, and has good knowledge of German.

WWL says: Sébastien Besson is “great on procedural matters” according to sources and is recognised for his strong expertise in sports arbitration disputes.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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